Everyday Story of Smalltown [Big Express Version]

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XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005. The band enjoyed some chart success, including the UK and Canadian hits "Making Plans for Nigel" (1979) and "Senses Working Overtime" (1982), but are perhaps even better known for their long-standing critical (rather than commercial) success. more »


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2002
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Smalltown, snoring under blankets
Woken by the clank
It's just the milkman's dawn round

Smalltown, hiding undercovers
The lodgers and the lovers
Are asleep 'round Smalltown

Shiny gray black snake of bikes
He slithers
Bearing up the men and boys
To work

We're standing in poplar lines
Making alarm clocks that'll wake our wives up
Don't ask us, we haven't the time
We're racing the hooter that'll signal life's up

Smalltown, crouching in the valley
Woken by the sally army
Sunday march round

Smalltown, coughing in the toilet
Now who on earth would spoil it
Would they pull down Smalltown?

If it's all the same to you
Mrs. Progress
Think I'll drink my Oxo up
And get away

It's not that you're repulsive to see
In your brand new catalog nylon nightie
You're too fast for little old me
Next you'll be telling me it's 1990

I have lived here for a thousand years or maybe more
And I've sheltered all the children who have fought the wars
And as payment they make love in me

Squeaky old beds, in bicycle sheds
Inside of their heads, as singles and weds
As Tories and Reds
And that's how I'm fed
And that's how I'm fed

Smalltown, snoring under blankets
Woken by the clank
It's just the milkman's dawn round

Smalltown, hiding undercovers
The lodgers and the lovers
Are asleep 'round Smalltown

Smalltown, crouching in the valley
Woken by the sally army
Sunday march round

Smalltown, coughing in the toilet
Now who on earth would spoil it
Till you pull down Smalltown

Smalltown
Smalltown
Smalltown
Smalltown

Smalltown
Smalltown
Smalltown
Smalltown

Smalltown
Smalltown

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Written by: ANDY PARTRIDGE

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